by Deborah Stone (1997; 3rd edition 2011)
I was hoping for prescription but wound up instead with a whole lot of description. This would be good as a textbook, but only for an introductory policy course.
I did enjoy the various comparisons between the Rationality/Market model and then her Polis model, which I read mostly as Ms. Stone gently reminding free market economists that reality works somewhat differently than their Invisible Hand fantasy.
In that sense the book is solid: it mildly chides political and economic theorists for working with a model that is largely divorced from reality. It just doesn’t go far enough in advising solutions to these discrepancies.